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More than nine in 10 of CCG’s staff give it their approval

More than 95 per cent of staff at one clinical commissioning group would recommend it as a place to work – but one newly-formed organisation would be recommended by well under half its staff, according to NHS staff survey results.


Distance not always factor in ambulance response times

There is significant variation in ambulance response times to patients with serious conditions such as suspected strokes or heart attacks, which is not fully explained by how rural an area is, an HSJ analysis has revealed.


Large-scale GP providers’ role in PCNs revealed

There are seven primary care networks entirely made up of multi-practice GP providers, with a further 38 composed of a single very large practice, according to data collected by HSJ.

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Revealed: Two regions dominate rankings for late cancer diagnosis

Just two regions account for nine of the 10 worst performing clinical commissioning groups for late detection of cancer, according to official data.

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HSJ Partnership Awards 2019: Legal Services Provider of the Year

WINNER: Ward Hadaway, Tees Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation Trust: The Roseberry Park Scheme

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Mapped: STP commissioning ratings

HSJ has produced commissioning ratings for every “sustainability and transformation partnership” in England, based on the new assessments of clinical commissioning groups published by NHS England.


First nine 'accountable care systems' revealed

NHS England has announced the nine areas most likely to evolve into “accountable care systems”.

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GP quality – North: Greater Manchester and surrounds lags rest of region

Exclusive analysis of Care Quality Commissioning ratings of GP surgeries shows that the majority of the worst performing areas for primary care are within a 40 mile radius of Manchester.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals

Hospital achieves teaching trust status

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Foundation Trust has achieved teaching trust status today following a public consultation.


Hospital FT to be removed from special measures

The chief inspector of hospitals has recommended a troubled acute foundation trust be removed from special measures.


Commissioners plan children's surgery shake-up

Two district hospitals would stop providing hyper-acute stroke care and reduce access to paediatric surgery under a proposed shake up of services in Yorkshire.

Dave west expert briefing

The Commissioner: CCG ratings – still coming

What NHS England isn’t telling you, and more indispensable weekly insight for commissioners, by Dave West


Commissioners reveal plans to tackle variation in children's surgery

STRUCTURE: A regional shake-up of stroke treatment and paediatric surgery is being planned to tackle shortages of key staff and variations in care.

Crispin Dowler

Following the Money: The nastiest hazards facing finance directors

HSJ’s new weekly email briefing on NHS finances, savings, and efforts to get the health service back in the black

Steve Kell

NHS Clinical Commissioners co-chair steps down

Steve Kell is to step down as co-chair of NHS Clinical Commissioners and as chair of Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group.

Steve Kell

CQC fee rise would be 'detrimental' to patients

NHS Clinical Commissioners has claimed that proposals by the Care Quality Commission to hike provider fees would be “detrimental” to patients.

Jeremy Hunt

New ratings will not lead to better commissioning, say CCG leaders

The majority of clinical commissioning group leaders do not believe proposed ratings for CCGs will lead to better commissioning and standards of services, the latest HSJ CCG Barometer has found.

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Finance director resigns after discovering £12m deficit

The finance director of Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals has resigned after the foundation trust discovered a previously unreported £12m deficit.


Exclusive: Nearly a third of CCGs consider rationing services

Nearly a third of clinical commissioning groups have implemented or are considering restrictions to services this year, HSJ research reveals.

Peter Melton

NHS Commissioning Assembly shut down

The NHS Commissioning Assembly is to be closed down with immediate effect, HSJ has learned.